Day Three Results From The Pac-10 Tennis Championships
April 28, 2007
OJAI, Calif. - Five Sun Devils went into semifinal action in the Pac-10 Tennis Tournament Saturday and only two made it out to play another day, with Laila Abdala still standing in the Women's Invitational Draw Championship match and in the Invitational Doubles match with partner Rebecca Rankin to be played tomorrow in Ojai.
First up Laila and Rebecca took on Daron Moore and Christina Visico in the semifinal round of the Women's Invitational Draw where they topped the Golden Bears only to face another Cal duo of Bojana Bobusic and Claire Ilcinkas who also advance to the finals.
In singles action, the sole remaining Devil in the Invitational Draw, Laila Abdala, took care of UCLA's Elizabeth Lumpkin, coming back after losing the first set 5-7 to win the next two, 6-4, 7-5. Abdala advances on to face USC's Julie Smekodub in tomorrow's final match.
The ASU Men's Tennis Team didn't fare as well though as they also had a doubles duo and a singles player still alive going into today's semifinals. In the Championship Draw semifinals, Matt Brooklyn and Wes Miller faced off against Stanford's Matt Bruch and Blake Mueller, but were unable to top the Cardinal, falling 8-5.
In the singles Championship Draw, Juan Carlos Rebaza faced off against top-ranked Alex Slovic of Washington. Slovic took the first match with 6-2 win only have Rebaza rally back to take the second 6-4 before Slovic stepped up to take the match in a hard-earned 6-4 win.
The Pac-10 Tennis Championships conclude tomorrow with final matches of both singles and doubles play for the men's and women's teams.
Results from Day Three of the 2007 Pac-10 Tennis Championships
Semifinals--Saturday, April 28, 2007
Men's Singles Championship Draw
Alex Slovic (WASH) def. Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Matt Bruch (STAN) def. Pierre Mouillon (CAL), 6-4, 6-2
Women's Singles Championship Draw
Susie Babos (CAL) def. Celia Durkin (STAN), 6-4, 6-4
Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Theresa Logar (STAN), 6-3, 6-3
Men's Singles Invitational Draw
Jason McNaughton (USC) def. Garrett Snyder (USC), Wo.
Derek Drabble (WASH) def. Daniel Sebescen (CAL), 7-6, 2-6, 6-2
Women's Singles Invitational Draw
Julie Smekodub (USC) def. Lejla Hodzic (STAN), 7-5, 6-1
Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA), 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Men's Doubles Championship Draw
Farah/Van't Hof (USC) def. Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA), 9-8 (10)
Bruch/Muller (STAN) def. Brooklyn/Miller (ASU), 8-5
Women's Doubles Championship Draw
Zalameda/Schnack (UCLA) def. DeVera/Fink (USC), 8-5
Yelsey/Burdette (STAN) def. Henkel/Kusano (CAL), 9-8 (8)
Men's Doubles Invitational Draw
McKean/Ryan (STAN) def. Mouillon/Sebescen (CAL), 8-6
Drabble/Kuharszky (WASH) def. Eklov (UCLA)/Zeller (STAN), 8-1
Women's Doubles Invitational Draw
L. Abdala/Rankin (ASU) def. Moore/Visico (CAL), 8-5
Bobusic/Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Opata/Selaru (WSU), 8-0
Women's Singles Back Draw
Whitney Deason (STAN) def. Dominika Dieskova (ORE), 2-6, 6-2, (10-8)
Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Aleksandra Malovic (WASH), 6-1, 6-7 (10), (10-8)
Monica Hoz de Vila (ORE) def. Roxanne Clarke (ASU), 6-7 (5), 6-2, (11-9)
Katie Orletsky (ARIZ) def. Allison Rainey (WASH), 6-1, 6-3
Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Becky Duesler (UCLA), 6-2, 6-2
Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Sarah Yang (UCLA), 2-6, 6-0, (10-3)
Katja Decker-Sandowski (USC) def. Anastesia Opata (WSU), 6-1, 7-5
Tara Simpson (WASH) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-3, 6-1
Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Melinda Wong (WASH), 6-1, 6-4